Friday, May 31, 2013

Those Lebanese who are still mourning the fall of Constantinople

From "Ibn Rushd":  Michel Edde has a short piece about the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453. He's still mourning.
He says Charles Helou while in office never signed any document on Tuesdays because Constantinople fell on a Tuesday and that day should hence always be considered as a nefarious day!
"Le mardi est aussi considéré comme un jour néfaste durant lequel on ne se livre à aucune activité notable, et on ne signe aucun document privé ou public important. C’est ainsi qu’agissait par exemple le regretté président Charles Hélou."
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